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Islamic Conversation: Sohbet and Ethics in Contemporary Turkey

Islamic Conversation: Sohbet and Ethics in Contemporary Turkey

1st Edition

Smita Tewari Jassal
October 03, 2019

The book evaluates on-going ethical conversations to learn how emotional communication is received, teachings are internalized, and a religious world-view is brought to life. Exploring how religious values saturate people’s consciousness to induce subtle shifts in moral and ethical...

Muslim Women and Gender Justice: Concepts, Sources, and Histories

Muslim Women and Gender Justice: Concepts, Sources, and Histories

1st Edition

Dina El Omari, Juliane Hammer, Mouhanad Khorchide
September 26, 2019

This volume brings together the work of a group of Islamic studies scholars from across the globe. They discuss how past and present Muslim women have participated in the struggle for gender justice in Muslim communities and around the world. The essays demonstrate a diversity of methodological...

Dispute Resolution in Islamic Finance: Alternatives to Litigation?

Dispute Resolution in Islamic Finance: Alternatives to Litigation?

1st Edition

Adnan Trakic, John Benson, Pervaiz K Ahmed
February 05, 2019

Dispute Resolution in Islamic Finance addresses how best to handle disputes within Islamic finance. It examines how they can be resolved in a less confrontational manner and ensure such disagreements are settled in a just and fair way. There has been little focus on how disputes within Islamic...

Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

1st Edition

Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch, Sarah Hackett
August 23, 2018

With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the relationship between...

The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity

The Idea of European Islam: Religion, Ethics, Politics and Perpetual Modernity

1st Edition

Mohammed Hashas
August 01, 2018

Suspicions about the integration of Islam into European cultures have been steadily on the rise, and dramatically so since 9/11. One reason lies in the visibility of anti-Western Islamic discourses of salafi origin, which have monopolized the debate on the "true" Islam, not only among Muslims but...

A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism: Pattern and Change in Indonesia

A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism: Pattern and Change in Indonesia

1st Edition

Etin Anwar
April 05, 2018

A Genealogy of Islamic Feminism offers a new insight on the changing relationship between Islam and feminism from the colonial era in the 1900s to the early 1990s in Indonesia. The book juxtaposes both colonial and postcolonial sites to show the changes and the patterns of the encounters between...

Da'wa and Other Religions: Indian Muslims and the Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism

Da'wa and Other Religions: Indian Muslims and the Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism

1st Edition

Matthew J. Kuiper
August 30, 2017

Da‘wa, a concept rooted in the scriptural and classical tradition of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated in modern times across the Muslim world. Championed by a variety of actors in diverse contexts, da‘wa –"inviting" to Islam, or Islamic missionary activity – has become central to the...

Young Muslim Change-Makers: Grassroots Charities Rethinking Modern Societies

Young Muslim Change-Makers: Grassroots Charities Rethinking Modern Societies

1st Edition

William Barylo
July 27, 2017

The Muslim charity sector is stronger than ever, attracting thousands of volunteers and millions of pounds in donations. In times of mobile internet and social media, young people have set up small scale charities in urban areas, providing general social services to Muslims and non-Muslims alike....

Salafi Ritual Purity: In the Presence of God

Salafi Ritual Purity: In the Presence of God

1st Edition

Richard Gauvain
May 24, 2017

Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where...

Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy: Classical and Modern Interpretations

Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy: Classical and Modern Interpretations

1st Edition

Yaser Ellethy
March 31, 2017

Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy aspires to clarify the tensions and congruences between the revelational and the rational, the text and the context, the limits and the horizons of contextualization in Islam, as these emanate from the Islamic interpretative tradition. This book examines...

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

1st Edition

Mario Peucker, Shahram Akbarzadeh
December 14, 2016

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West investigates the emergence and nature of Muslims’ struggle for recognition as full members of society in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. What actions have been taken by Muslims to achieve equal civic standing? How do socio-political and socio-economic...

Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey: The Case of the Headscarf Ban

Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey: The Case of the Headscarf Ban

1st Edition

Amelie Barras
December 14, 2016

Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought...

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